Urban Meyer isn’t letting Ohio State’s past disciplinary issues resurface ahead of the 2013 season. In the case of starting running back Carlos Hyde, that means a short suspension following allegations that he assaulted a woman in a bar on July 20.
Per Tom Dienhart of the Big Ten Network, the head coach has suspended Hyde for at least the first three games of the season:
Carlos Hyde suspended for at least the first three games of 2013, says Urban Meyer. He must fulfill obligations to be reinstated after that.
— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) July 31, 2013
Austin Ward of ESPN added Meyer’s reasoning for the suspension and noted that Hyde will have some requirements to meet before rejoining the team:
Meyer cites conduct "not representative of this football program or this university." Has requirements to meet before cleared to return.
— Austin Ward (@AWardESPN) July 31, 2013